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“Interesting part of the American History”

National Museum of the American Indian
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting part of the American History”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I was walking one day trying to get to the Capitol Hill and found this American Indian Museum
It was close to the museums area and had an interesting exhibition. Had no idea how our day to day and things we eat and wear were influenced by the native american indians. I loked this place a lot and recommend to visit it.
The best part of the trip was also to visit the restaurant they have inside of the Museum!
This restaurant has a huge variety of food and i mean good food!
They even have fejuada a native Brazilian dish. I took a salmon that was awesome and they also had Burgers... Enjoy it!

Visited February 2013
Thank RicktrellesPTY
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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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“Good, but too much.”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very interesting, but much too large. The videos and the different tribes, including how they differ and are similar was very interesting. The way the people associate themselves and how the spectrum of tribes and affiliations is across individuals was fascinating. The videos and clothing was especially interesting. I loved how it explored real Americans living Native lives.

However, it was very large and time consuming. After the second floor we were done!

Visited January 2013
Thank Kyle F
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I am very happy with this new addition to the mall. It is very informative. They had a special show of different tribes of American Indians (North and South America) the day we went. Each group had a music and dance show. It was awesome! Some of the costumes were very colorful and detailed. We got to learn about different celebrations and feelings of colonialism according to different tribes in the Americas.

It is a very large museum and has a lot to see.

They have a really interesting gift shop, that also specializes in really intricate hand made items (also very expensive...I wish I could buy it!)

Visited January 2013
Thank Christina R
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

make sure you have comfortable shoes on as you explore the American Indians history....So many different tribes to learn about....beautiful displays of Indian clothes, jewery, headwear, weapons....the music is haunting, lovely, inspiring.....what a treasure and free, free, free. Outstanding!!!

Visited February 2013
Thank 1940dori
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Don't neglect this”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The Smithsonian Institute is a national treasure. I had the privilege of living a short drive from these in high school, and it was a regular destination when my kids were growing up several hours away. This latest addition is worthy of the Smithsonian. As a WASP, I have found it informative and moving.

One gripe: they are a little on the outskirts of the National Mall, they have a cafeteria, and they get a lot of hungry people. They have tried to "theme" it around native American foods, but really... a cold, heat-lamped "buffalo burger" for $8.00? Extra for drinks and fries. Some food is more "authentic," but absurdly expensive for the quality.

Don't come hungry.

Visited February 2013
Thank Jim O
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